Labor Markets and Labor Market Institutions in Transition Economies

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Hartmut Lehmann

University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Alexander Muravyev

Saint Petersburg Branch National Research University Higher School of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the evolution of labor markets and labor market institutions and policies in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as of Central Asia over the last two decades. The main focus is on the evolution of labor market institutions, which are among candidate explanations for the very diverse trajectories of labor markets in the region. We consider recent contributions that attempt to assess the effect of labor market institutions on labor market performance of TEs, including the policy-relevant issue of complementarity of institutions.

Keywords: transition economies, unemployment, labor market institutions, labor markets

JEL Classification: J21, P20

Suggested Citation

Lehmann, Hartmut F. and Muravyev, Alexander, Labor Markets and Labor Market Institutions in Transition Economies. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5905. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1913612

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